TDJ Enterprises and Sony Pictures Entertainment Announce Production Deal

Movies to Be Produced by T.D. Jakes for Theatrical and Home Entertainment


Apr 18, 2006, 01:00 ET from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

    LOS ANGELES, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- TDJ Enterprises and Sony Pictures
 Entertainment have entered into a three year production and distribution
 deal for theatrical releases and DVD exclusives. The announcement was made
 by Bishop T.D. Jakes, CEO of TDJ Enterprises, Curtis Wallace, COO of TDJ
 Enterprises and Clint Culpepper, President of Screen Gems. Bishop Jakes and
 TDJ Enterprises are represented by Creative Artists Agency (CAA) whose
 representatives negotiated the deal with Sony Pictures.
     The first film scheduled for production in late 2006 will be "Not
 Easily Broken" based on a novel by Bishop Jakes.
     TDJ Enterprises has enjoyed critical acclaim for its recent theatrical
 film, "Woman, Thou Art Loosed," which so far made more than $7 million at
 the box-office and sold more than 1 million units on DVD. The company's
 hugely popular television programs, books, DVDs and film productions
 constitute a media business which is one of the most successful in the
     In making the announcement, Bishop Jakes stated, "We are proud to be
 associated with Sony, and share a commitment to produce movies with
 messages that are both entertaining and edifying. There is an obvious trend
 towards movies with inspirational themes, and I am excited because I
 believe that Sony's leadership 'gets it.' They understand the significance
 of this new and exciting genre and want to work with us to enhance the
 quality of these message-driven films."
     Mr. Wallace added, "Sony Pictures is making a significant investment in
 TDJ Enterprises' vision of creating films with strong, positive values
 which are universal in tone. The people at Sony share our goal of
 delivering quality, uplifting entertainment and we look forward to working
 with their creative team to develop these products."
     "We share with TDJ Enterprises their interest in creating filmed
 product which has strong emotional resonance while still being
 entertaining," noted Mr. Culpepper. "The theatrical and DVD success of
 'Woman, Thou Art Loosed' as well as their other media products reflect the
 company's unique talents and we look forward to working with them to reach
 the widest possible audience."
     TDJ Enterprises is a multi-media company that creates, produces and
 markets products along with events that inspire and empower people. Their
 projects range from award-winning live theater, feature films, best selling
 books and Grammy-winning music projects.
     Sony Pictures Entertainment's global operations encompass motion
 picture production and distribution; television production and
 distribution; digital content creation and distribution; worldwide channel
 investments; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; operation of
 studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and
 technologies; and distribution of filmed entertainment in 67 countries.
 Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at

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